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Poster: kochman Date: Feb 6, 2014 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Missoulian Music Review of 5-14-74 show

I agree AR.
My "college days" long behind me, I find myself more and more interested in the rocking, focused jams rather than the super spacey jams.

I think of it on a continuum, basically:
Structure Verse>Focused Jam (such as found between verse in China Cat)> Exploratory Jam (such a Slipknot!)>Spacey Jam...
Now, spacey jam has sub-strata... I love "Space" as seen in the modern format... But, in the earlier days, you often got less structured than even that weirdness.
Once it gets to the point where one or two instruments are dallying about with a only few notes here and there, I lose interest.

@Tell - The above being said, a short PITB from 1971 only pisses me off! At the same time, a 45 minute PITB from 1974 bores me.